WHAT IS C-CUBESTM K-12 BENCHMARK?
Originated in October 2017, the C-CUBESTM K-12 benchmark stands as one of the most comprehensive annual studies of parents with children enrolled in all stages K-12 attending public schools. Comprised of feedback from over 7,500 parents across North America, with expanding participation rates, the K-12 benchmark serves as one of the largest studies within its industry. The K-12 benchmark is designed to evaluate a set of select criteria, in which parents rank seven strategic areas that are imperative to student success. Other areas emphasized throughout the benchmark include:
- Seven strategic areas (academics and learning, extra-curricular activities, teachers)
- Execution levers associated with each strategic area
- Overall satisfaction and overall school grade
- Loyalty metrics (word of mouth, switching proclivity to other charter and private schools)
- Comparisons to public, private, and charter school cohorts
Utilizing the associated data, C-CUBESTM researchers have been able to develop a statistical link with student performance metrics. Performance metrics include SAT scores and incidence, dropout rates, and disciplinary placements. By delineating relevant links to metrics correlated with student academic success, C-CUBESTM assists school districts in uncovering areas of success and potential improvement for future educational planning.
WHY USE C-CUBESTM K-12 BENCHMARK?
By employing the K-12 benchmark, school districts will understand strategic areas that will sustainably improve school and district-wide performance; C-CUBESTM simulates tangible student performance improvements, resulting from targeted initiatives in key strategic areas. Past improvements have resulted in a reduction in student churn and increased parental engagement. The C-CUBESTM K-12 benchmark allows districts to actively compare local performance to regional, and aspirational school and district benchmarks. Determining key strategic areas to public school performance is crucial to creating strategies in order to competitively position against regional charter and private schools.